enolase


enolase
An enzyme catalyzing the reversible dehydration of 2-phospho-d-glycerate to phosphoenolpyruvate and water; a step in both glycolysis and gluconeogenesis; several isozymes exist; requires magnesium ion and is inhibited by F. SYN: phosphopyruvate hydratase.
- neuron-specific e. an isoenzyme of e. present in neurons and glial cells; stains for this enzyme are frequently used in the differential diagnosis of neuronal or neuroendocrine tumors.

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eno·lase 'ē-nə-.lās, -.lāz n a crystalline enzyme that is found esp. in muscle and yeast and is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates

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eno·lase (eґno-lās) phosphopyruvate hydratase.

Medical dictionary. 2011.